For the ballerina in all of us. The strap is designed to cross above the ankle giving your foot a graceful line. The colors are a denim blue body with a royal blue suede trim and a navy blue leather strap. All shoes have a foam core mid-sole that will mold to your foot in about 8 hours of wear providing natural arch support (think of your footprint in the sand) and a rubber sole that acts as a shock absorber when you walk on concrete or hard surfaces, easing the impact on your joints. The sole is also made to be replaced when ready by me (with new foam core) or another shoe repair person. I have recycled my white plastic bags to stuff in the shoe like your foot would mold it.